EHR White Papers
From MUMPS to Java:
OVID unleashes power of open-source health IT
Medsphere's OpenVista Interface Domain (OVID) is a Java layer that enables Java, W3C and other software developers to design new software applications, including mobile phone apps, on top of the OpenVista MUMPS stack. Learn more about OVID's promise to help improve healthcare IT and ultimately healthcare. Click on OVID: From MUMPS to Java for a 2010 white paper co-authored by Medsphere's Edmund Billings, MD, and Ben Mehling.
From VistA to OpenVista:
Enhancing an already valuable tool
Click on VistA2OV for the 2010 edition of this important white paper, which describes the relationship between Medsphere’s OpenVista and the VA's award-winning VistA electronic health record system in great detail. then read more about Best Care Anywhere, to start discovering why we can truthfully say "Meaningful use is in our DNA."
Transforming healthcare through open source
Healthcare lags far behind other industries in adopting comprehensive IT tools to facilitate greater efficiency and improve vital functions. Despite more than sufficient evidence
that clinical IT systems help improve care, save lives, reduce costs and increase
revenue, only a small percentage of healthcare organizations use advanced clinical
systems and electronic health records. The obvious question is why not. In "Transforming Healthcare Through Open Source," Billings posits
that much of the fault lies with the prevalent proprietary software
business model, which fails to adequately serve most healthcare providers. Acceptance of the open-source business model across other industries—and the
proliferation of such open-source companies as Linux, Red Hat and more—offers
healthcare a road map to use in transforming care.
Mental Health and OpenVista
OpenVista provides integrated support for mental healthcare
A natively integrated EHR solution, OpenVista features a number of core applications that help psychiatric and behavioral health facilities improve clinician communication, thereby optimizing safety and quality. These include:
- A computerized provider order entry (CPOE) module and associated alerts
- A closed loop medication management process for both inpatient and outpatient episodes of care
- Clinical alerts and reminders
- Robust charting templates and tools that facilitate best practices and complete documentation
- Order management and results reporting functionalities that provide faster turnaround times and increase access, at the point of care, to vital exam and test results, e.g., toxicology lab results and abnormal or critical values
OpenVista also enhances third-party reimbursement by providing ready access to clinical information (individual encounter notes, progress and discharge notes, outcome measurements, case management information, etc.), comprehensive assessments, treatment plans, suicide incident reports and documentation of administrative activities.
VistA Monograph Collection
Click on VistA Monograph to access this collection.